Mark P. Vogel, Ph.D. has been Director of Counseling at The Family Foundation School since 2010. Prior to his appointment, he served the school for three years as consulting psychologist.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Dr. Vogel received his M.A. from the New School for Social Research, and a Ph.D. from Duke University. He succeeded retiring director Susan Runge, LCSW-R, SSW, who held the post since 1996.
A skilled child, adolescent and family therapist, Dr. Vogel has more than 30 years' experience as a private practitioner. His areas of expertise include teen alcohol and drug issues, parent/teenage relations, learning disabilities, diagnostic testing, and psychological and vocational assessment. He is a frequent consultant to attorneys, courts and schools on psycho-educational issues, and is an authority on the relationship of adolescent alcohol and drug use to achievement motivation, future goal orientation, and parent supervision and control.
Under Dr. Vogel's leadership, the FFS counseling department has expanded its specialized work with individual and groups of students---those who struggle with ADHD, ODD and mood disorders, as well as those with addictive behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse.
Daily therapeutic counseling, along with rigorous academics and the principles of 12-Step living, creates the therapeutic milieu responsible for the lasting behavioral and emotional changes in the troubled teens served by The Family Foundation School.
Read Dr. Vogel's latest communication here.